WASHINGTONIAN.COM — 10 Foolproof DC Date Ideas

Take your date to Atlas Arcade to geek out on your favorite arcade games — think Mario Kart and Pac Man — and music from the ‘80s and ‘90s, or challenge them to some friendly competition at The Board Room with games like Yahtzee, Battleship, Scrabble, and Operation. It’s almost impossible not to love H Street Country Club, where you can spark some friendly competition over a game of mini golf, shuffleboard, or skee ball, and the same goes for Franklin Hall, offering tabletop games like Uno and giant Jenga.

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HOPCULTURE.COM — The 10 Best New Bars of 2017

Franklin Hall is D.C.’s new, swanky beer hall. The industrial-chic space has a snack-stand themed restaurant, politic-inspired decor, and 24 drafts – nine of which are constantly rotating. The space is perfect for large gatherings, but it’s worth it with or without company.

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LIQUOR.COM — The 11 Best New Bars in Washington, D.C.: Fall 2017

Located in the trendy Manhattan Laundry building, Franklin Hall is already a bustling drinking destination, whether for large groups or rowdy happy hours. The bar brings the classic European beer hall vibe to D.C. In addition to the communal tables, there's also a huge bar top and spruced-up seating areas with leather couches. The bar features 20 taps showcasing a diverse selection that spans different styles, and while there's a local emphasis, craft beers from across the U.S. make the list.

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ZAGAT — Hottest Bars in DC

This beer-focused, watering hole, carved out of the historic Manhattan Laundry Building in the U Street Corridor, brings a self-service approach to the drinking scene, flanking its bar with ordering kiosks, and serving its creatively topped sausages and Frito pies from a walk-up window. Long wooden tables fill the exposed- brick, industrial space that's outfitted with salvaged artifacts and flea market finds. There are two lounges as well.

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DRAFT — Hot tables: 15 of the best seats in beer right now

This 5,600-square-foot newcomer isn’t your Opa’s beer hall, though tenets of the classic setup remain: namely, good food and big beers. A list of nationally representative beers is available mostly by the pint or liter (except for the high-octane stuff), which can be properly paired with grilled sausages such as spicy chorizo, Thai pork and kielbasa, available “naked” or “dressed.” Pro tip: The weekend breakfast tacos are worth getting out of bed for.

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BYT — First Look: Franklin Hall

You’ll most likely visit Franklin Hall for a birthday party. Or work party. Or after work happy hour. It’s a good option that benefits from its proximity to 14th and U without being stuck on 14th and U.

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